In May, I was in a play where I had to use some stage makeup. It wasn't that bad, just some powder, lip gloss and mascara. The problem was... I think the makeup remover killed me; it was a heavy creamy thing. Ever since then, my skin has had much more pimples than I've had in years.
I really don't like using makeup, but if I want to be an actress, chances are I'll have to use it from time to time. I just don't want to break out every time I do. Any advice?
(Oh, and on a side note... in about a year, I'd like to do a cosplay of Tia Dalma from Pirates of the Carribean... problem is, I'm not black. Is there any makeup I can use to make my skin look darker than it is? Base comes to mind, but I'd have to cover my arms, chest, back...)
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When I was in high school, we used Nye stage makeup. It does come in shades you can use to darken (or lighten) your appearance.
As for makeup remover, I find gentle foaming soap to work just fine. I don't know if this product I available in Costa Rica, but I use Johnson & Johnson Clean & Clear foaming face wash. Lather, let it soak into the makeup, rinse and repeat till it's gone. Then moisturize with Cetaphil.
Baby oil mixed with water (shaken up in a bottle) works excellently as a makeup remover. It dissolves the toughest makeup products.
Just be sure to wash your face with soap afterwards to remove all traces of the baby oil - if left on the skin it can cause breakouts.
As for the theater makeup, I suggest you look to www.specktra.net/forum.php. It's an excellent site for cosmetics discussion and the users will be able to give you more specific advice and ideas than we might be able to.
As a make-up artist, mixing baby oil and water works really well as a remover as I use it on my clients a lot.
I use a brilliant product for charles Fox whichis basically a thicker foundation and it comes in all different colours.
As for spots, itsnot the products that causes them, its how you take the products off. Make sure you use a fair amount of remover and remove it well even if you need a lot of remover to take it off. Then always cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin to keep it hydrated. this will also help teh skin to stay clean and look fresher!
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